Passenger (British band)

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Passenger
Origin Brighton and Hove
Genres
Years active 2003 – 2009
Past members
  • Andrew Phillips
  • Mike Rosenberg
  • Alon Cohen
  • Tom Mills
  • Stephen Hodd
  • Robin Coward
  • Richard Brincklow

Passenger were a British folk rock band established in 2003 in Brighton and Hove, England. They were fronted by Mike Rosenberg, the main vocalist and songwriter of the band, and Andrew Phillips. The band were at various times a quartet[1] and a quintet.[2] The band's name was stylized as /Passenger. (with a slash at the beginning and a dot at the end).

Passenger's debut studio album, Wicked Man's Rest, was released in 2007 on Chalkmark.[3] All 11 tracks of the album were co-written by Phillips and Rosenberg. Soon after the release of the album, Andrew Phillips left the band.[1]

Rosenberg's solo career[edit]

Mike Rosenberg (Passenger), performing at Southampton Brook music venue in January 2013

After the band's break-up, Rosenberg continued his solo career using the name 'Passenger' as his moniker, releasing the albums, Wide Eyes Blind Love (2009), Flight of the Crow (2010), the critically acclaimed All the Little Lights (2012), Whispers (2014), Whispers II (2015), Young as the Morning Old as the Sea (2016), and The Boy Who Cried Wolf (2017). He also released a fan-only limited edition Divers and Submarines in 2010.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Wicked Man's Rest

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[4]
2007 "Wicked Man's Rest" Wicked Man's Rest
"Walk You Home" 134
"Do What You Like"
"Table for One"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reges, Margaret. "Passenger: Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  2. ^ Verrico, Lisa (26 September 2007). "Passenger", The Times, p. 14.
  3. ^ Aston, Martin (15 September 2007). "Passenger. Wicked Man's Rest", The Times, p. 24.
  4. ^ Chart Log UK: New entries update